The Western District of Michigan includes the western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and all of the Upper Peninsula, a total of more than 35,000 square miles with a population in excess of 3.5 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office has approximately 42 Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs), most of whom are located in the main office in Grand Rapids. Three AUSAs work in a branch office in Marquette, in the Upper Peninsula. Trial court proceedings take place in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Marquette. With rare exception, cases brought by attorneys in the Marquette office will be heard in the Marquette courthouse. Appellate court proceedings take place in Cincinnati, Ohio.
AUSAs conduct most of the litigation in the Western District of Michigan federal courts in which the United States is a party. Their job is to assist the U.S. Attorney in carrying out three statutory responsibilities under Title 28, Section 547 of the United States Code: the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed the Federal government which are administratively uncollectible. Although caseloads vary among AUSAs, the office as a whole handles every type of case including a mixture of simple and complex litigation.
For more about the office, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmi.
There will be an initial period of training for up to nine months in the Grand Rapids office prior to assignment to Marquette. Some work out of the Marquette office during this period may be authorized, depending on the circumstances.
The district is soliciting applications for a Criminal Division Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) position in the Marquette, Michigan office. Candidates should be capable of handling the prosecution of all manner of federal crimes, including in particular drug, firearm, violent crime, child exploitation, immigration and fraud offenses, as well as the pursuit of asset forfeiture claims. Western District of Michigan Criminal Division AUSAs are responsible for substantial legal research and writing at the trial and appellate levels as well as on collateral review.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least one year of post-J.D legal or other relevant experience. United States citizenship is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following qualities.
--Intelligence and aptitude, measured by professional experience/growth potential, academic record, the writing sample and any interview performance.
--Commitment to excellence, strong work ethic and drive, as may be demonstrated through successful team work, leadership, obstacles overcome and personal, academic and professional achievement.
--Sound judgment and good character.
--Balance, both professionally and personally, in terms of interests and abilities.
--Desire to work as a Criminal Division AUSA in the Marquette office in the Western District of Michigan.
There are three ways to apply for this vacancy: You are encouraged to apply online.
Apply online-- .
· Follow this link to USAJobs and complete the application process there: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520057500
· Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents, including a Candidate Questionnaire located here https://justice.gov/file/992416/download
Apply by email (see below for details) .
· Send a cover letter, resume, the Candidate Questionnaire (located here https://justice.gov/file/992416/download) and writing sample (such as an appellate brief, substantive district court brief or memorandum of points and authorities).
· The writing sample should reflect your own work and not exceed a total of 25 pages.
· Submit the application package by e-mail to: USAMIW.email@example.com
· Please scan all materials into one .pdf file. List announcement number on your resume and in the subject line of all emails.
The application package may also be mailed to:
Raphael Trujillo, Human Resources Officer
United States Attorney's Office, WDMI
P.O. Box 208
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-0208
*You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. However, should you not be able to apply online, please contact Western District of Michigan at (616) 808-2080 or email at Raphael.Trujillo@usdoj.gov, prior to the closing date of this announcement.